“Daj čoveku ribu i nahranićeš ga za jedan dan, nauči ga da peca i nahranićes ga za ceo život.” – stara kineska poslovica
Yesterday I was at the CEO Belgrade conference. One of the questions was “Are successful people born or made?” and I asked myself the same question.
Every person, and especially every entrepreneur, should embrace failure with open arms. It is only through failure that we learn. Many of the world’s finest minds have learned this the hard way. – Richard Branson
It was March 7 2014, 7am, early morning at Tiršova (Children’s Hospital) in Belgrade. I still remember our conversation:
– Do you want me to come inside with you?
– No, it’s fine, wait for me here.
10 minutes later my brother went out.
– What did doctor say?
– He said I have cancer.
“I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better, but a lot of that time isn’t in our office or meeting with people or doing what you’d call real work. I take a lot of time just to read and think about things by myself.” ―Mark Zuckerberg
Shocked and alone, I pretended to be dead for over an hour, lying among people who could see their loved ones motionless. Holding my breath, trying to not move, not cry – not giving those men the fear they longed to see. I was incredibly lucky to survive. But so many didn’t. The people who had been there for the exact same reasons as I – to have a fun Friday night were innocent. – Isobel Bowdery Source
Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life. – Charles de Gaulle
I already shared with you how important it is for me to have an opportunity to grow in my workplace. One of the things that I am really proud of is Devana Open Library, which is open and completely free for everyone who wants to read.